By the end of the century, this area might feel like the South of France or Northern Spain. Projections prepared by the UK Climate Impacts Programme suggest that:
- Average annual temperatures are projected to increase by at least 3.5-4OC by the 2080s (50% probability)
- Heat-related health risks may rise
- The hottest day of summer could be 10OC hotter by 2080 (10% probability)
For further information on future climate impacts, see the Climate Change pages.
Warmer, drier summers are likely to be good for tourism, bringing a longer summer season and more reliable summer weather. We want to think about how more local tourism and business can be encouraged, while respecting the area’s unique shingle habitat and wildlife.
Local attractions include visits to the beach, the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway, as well as bird watching, natural habitats, sports fishing, kite surfing and cultural tourism. Growth sectors such as solar and wind power could also generate local jobs and income.
You can view current tourist activities and opportunities in Romney Marsh on the Tourism map.
We want your ideas:
- How can tourism and jobs be promoted on Romney Marsh, in ways that are environmentally sensitive and economically sound?
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